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How Moo Is Redesigning Business Cards For The Digital Age

Moo's Business Card+ is embedded with an NFC chip so you can share your contacts or portfolio by simply tapping a smartphone. In the age of smart phones and social media, the process of handing out a physical card with your name and information on it can seem remarkably antiquated. Show More Summary

5 Years Later, The Most Surprising Part About Instagram Is That No One's Ruined It

As Instagram turns 5, we had an exclusive chat with co-founder Kevin Systrom and his design team about how they haven't ruined it. Today, Instagram turns five years old. Read Full Story

The Stony Island Arts Bank Brings 'Redemptive' Architecture To Chicago's South Side

Artist Theaster Gates transforms a derelict 1920s structure into a cultural hub and archive. Ever since he set up his studio in Chicago's South Side in the early 2000s, artist Theaster Gates has been steadily remaking the neighborhood one building at a time. Show More Summary

The Fluctuating Value Of Gold, Visualized By A Set Of Rings

Austrian artist Klemens Schillinger shows how much gold could be bought for the same price over the years by a set of rings of varying sizes. The price of gold has fluctuated widely over the last five decades, due to various factors like fear of inflation, as well as everyday political and economic events. Show More Summary

Disney's Crazy New Tech Brings Coloring Books To Life

That elephant you just colored is now a 3-D cartoon character, prancing around your iPad. In the age of iPads and apps, coloring books are evolving from the go-to distraction for kids into a hobby for mindful adults. But Disney Research's latest invention—bringing coloring books to life through augmented reality— might make the children's version cool again. Read Full Story

The Strange Second Life Of Vintage Pizza Huts

From pawn shops to mosques, a new project aims to document all the ways that the franchise's once-iconic huts have been repurposed. These days, you'll find Pizza Huts everywhere, from shopping mall food courts to non-descript retail storefronts. Show More Summary

Photographer Rachel Boillot Documents The Rural American Post Office's Decline

Post Script is an ode to diminishing industries. When the U.S. Postal Service announced controversial plans to shutter over 3,600 rural offices, it was framed as a necessary cost-saving measure based on high operation expenses versus low revenue. Show More Summary

After Lawsuit Settlement, LinkedIn's Dishonest Design Is Now A $13 Million Problem

Hopefully, this will be a lesson to other companies who use dark UX patterns to trick their users. Anyone who has ever signed up, or even known anyone who has signed up, for LinkedIn has probably found themselves on the receiving end...Show More Summary

Infographic: The International Calorie Exchange

No matter where you are, you're eating food from across the world. This chart breaks it down. Quick, where does the food you eat come from? No fair answering "the supermarket." Chances are, no matter who you are, you don't really know. Show More Summary

This Ferrofluid Alarm Clock Gets Back To Basics

Rhei might end up being the first ferromagnetic sculpture you can actually afford. A couple months ago, we posted about Ferrolic, a ferromagnetic alarm clock that was just stunning. Unfortunately, it was also incredibly expensive: $8,300 if you wanted to buy one, which you probably couldn't, because only 24 have been made so far. Read Full Story

Finally, An Umbrella That Won't Drip All Over

The Kjaro is an umbrella with an innovative drainage system that keeps everything dry. We've seen no shortage of umbrellas that try to design their way around their most common pitfalls: after you use one, they tend to get everything wet, spray colleagues, and drip all over the floor. Read Full Story

A Converted Warehouse Meets College In This Fancy Student Residence

Nicest dorms ever. What if, instead of spending your freshman year in a cramped, 12-by-19 foot dorm room, you spent it sprawled out in a sunny bedroom full of salvaged furniture? That's exactly what the 200 study abroad students who attend the recently opened CIEE Global Institute in Berlin have to look forward to. Show More Summary

Why Adobe's CreativeSync Is So Much More Than Just Dropbox For Designers

CreativeSync will allow Adobe to bind thousands of mobile apps together into one beautiful, cross-design suite, with Creative Cloud at its center. There was a time when professionals did all of their work on a desktop PC running a marquee Adobe app: Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, or Illustrator. Show More Summary

A Smart Menstrual Cup That Tracks Your Period And Makes Sure You're Healthy

The Looncup sends alerts to a smartphone app when you're period is coming, when the cup is full and when your health is at risk. The menstrual cup is starting to gain traction as an alternative to sanitary pads and tampons, and for good...Show More Summary

This Wireframe Chair Is Barely There

The Gentle Hint is the police chalk outline of chairs. Minimalism is an overused word in the design world these days, but for these handsome metal frame chairs there's really no way to avoid using it. The aptly named the Gentle Hint Chair, designed by Kazakh Nissa Kinzhalina, presents the outline of a chair and nothing more. Show More Summary

This Hong Kong Hotel Is An Ode To Sweden's Lake Tuve

International travelers get the best of both worlds. Hotels are often designed to evoke a sense of place. Nashville's Opryland hotel is as showy and hospitable as the country music capital, and the Plaza is every bit as glamorous and top-notch as New York likes to think it is. Show More Summary

Electric Objects Is Offering An Exclusive "Digital Print" From Ai Weiwei

In a fundraising campaign for the month of October, the innovative digital art platform experiments with ways to rarify digital art. In 2014, Electric Objects emerged as one of the most exciting digital art platforms with its EO1, a framed screen that displays the most beautiful parts of the internet on your wall. Show More Summary

Skincare Brand Aesop Reveals Its 4 Secrets For Standout Retail Design

"Such a great thought from the beginning was to reject sameness," Marsha Meredith, Aesop's creative director, says. Each one of Aesop's meticulously designed shops is purpose-built to stop you in your tracks, but how the Australian skincare brand accomplishes that is different every time. Show More Summary

Casio's Latest Calculator Is The Best-Looking Number Cruncher Since Dieter Rams

Too bad it costs as much as the iPhone that made it obsolete. Along with every other gadget it has killed off (cameras, radios, GPS units, etc.), the smartphone hasn't been very friendly to our good friend, the calculator. But Casio's...Show More Summary

These Memphis-Inspired House Goods Are A Nostalgic Nod To The 80s

Camille Walala's bold patterns and bright colors adorn everything from tableware to shelves in her collection for London store Aria. Designer Camille Walala's colorful, eye-popping graphic patterns can be found on the facades of buildings all over London, inside Urban Outfitters and even in a Katy Perry video. Show More Summary

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